These 5 surgical startups want to build the OR of the future

As with most medtech advances these days, a running theme among top surgical startups is value. Innovators presented their surgical platform products in various stages of development at this year’s AdvaMed MedTech Conference as part of the Medtech Innovator Program, offering a view of the future of ORs across the world. As mentioned, there are some running

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6 innovative pediatric devices you need to know

The creators of six innovative pediatric devices received a total $250,000 in prize money at the fifth annual Pediatric Device Innovation Symposium, co-located this year at AdvaMed’s The MedTech Conference in San Jose, Calif. The event – organized by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System and sponsored by National

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Technology may aid at-home heart attack diagnosis, patient monitoring

Blood-glucose monitoring devices have revolutionized the management of diabetes by making it easy for ordinary individuals to test their glucose levels at home. But there are no similar consumer devices for cardiovascular disease, specifically for the quick and easy diagnosis of a heart attack. “The onset of heart attack symptoms is usually gradual, over several minutes,”

HMicro and STMicroelectronics announce wearable wireless biosensor platform that frees patients from cables

HMicro, a wireless solutions developer of innovative products engineered to address the unique requirements of wireless peripherals and complex biosensor applications, and STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor developer serving customers across the spectrum of electronic applications, have launched their cooperation to create the industry’s first single-chip solution for clinical-grade, single-use disposable smart patches and biosensors. The product,

First nasal-only oxygenation mask uses super-soft medical TPE for strong, cushioning seal to patient face

Relying on the sealing and cushioning capabilities of a super-soft thermoplastic elastomer (TPE), a small innovative company has addressed a longstanding problem in procedures involving sedation by creating the first nasal-only alternative to the standard full-face oxygenation and ventilation masks that medical practitioners have used for decades. Unlike full-face masks, the patent-pending SuperNO2VA mask developed

What are disposable devices?

A disposable device is any medical apparatus intended for one-time or temporary use. Medical and surgical device manufacturers worldwide produce many types of disposable devices. Examples include hypodermic needles, syringes, applicators, bandages and wraps, drug tests, exam gowns, face masks, gloves, suction catheters, and surgical sponges. The primary reason for creating disposable devices is infection

Australian pharmacy develops disposable drug delivery pump

South Australian business CPIE Pharmacy Services is preparing to trial prototypes of a single use, portable, electronic drug delivery pump specifically designed for the “Hospital in the Home” sector. CPIE General Manager Andrew Sluggett said the compact pumps would be able to deliver various infusions including antibiotics, chemotherapy drugs, post-operative pain relief and rheumatoid arthritis

Qosina releases six new spikes, four vented, two not

Qosina has announce the addition of four vented (#23260-#23263) and two new non-vented (#23264-#23265) spikes, to its extensive line of single-use components.  Made of ABS and an LDPE vented cap, the spikes are EtO sterilization compatible.  The vented spikes also feature a red or white Polypropylene filter housing, and an Acrylic/Nylon Filter. Products #23260, #23261

CS Medical releases QuikDry TEE probe drying cloth

CREEDMOOR, NORTH CAROLINA – CS Medical announces the release of their newest product designed to aid in the circle of care for TEE probes. The QwikDry TEE Ultrasound Probe Drying Cloth is designed to effectively dry TEE ultrasound probes at the conclusion of high-level disinfection and rinse. The TEE ultrasound probes should be thoroughly dried

New Berman Airways from Qosina

Qosina is pleased to announce the addition of a new line of Berman Airways (#50114 – #50121), in stock and ready for immediate delivery. These components are color-coded which provides instant identification of sizes; light pink (40 mm), blue (50 mm), black (60 mm), white (70 mm), green (80 mm), yellow (90 mm), dark pink